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Hawk Heritage: The Smith Family

April 28, 2016
By Sarah Otteson

Our adult lives have touched Christian education from just about ever angle.

We have both taught at Christian schools; we enrolled all three of our children in Christian schools at different times in different cities; we have supported Christian schools with our finances, leadership and time; and, have seen two of our children graduate from Christian colleges. We have witnessed, up close and personal, the true value of those experiences!

No, a private Christian school was not our only choice over the years, but it was the best choice for us. We were always confident that our kids were getting a unity of message -- that what we were trying to teach and model at home was also being encouraged at school. We always knew that the teacher's interest in our children went beyond the professional requirements. They cared deeply for our kids and our family inside and outside the classroom.

Our children are now grown and starting families of their own. As we enter the grandparent-phase of life, we're thankful for not only the privilege of exposing our children to private, Christian education, but also seeing it reward them with healthy lives. As they build relationships, careers, and raise their own children, no doubt their past school experiences will 'pay it forward' and offer them the same rich experiences.

We are planning on attending the Hawk Heritage Giving Society Breakfast on May 5th and hope you will join us!

RSVP for the Hawk Heritage Breakfast HERE